Everyone thinks that the current generation of young people, the so-called 'Generation Z', is the most self absorbed and narcissistic. Think again. 

Generation Z and the Millennials take a lot of heat from the baby boomers, but a recent Michigan State University study shows that the those pointing their finger is more guilty of self absorption than the ones they point towards.

The study looked at narcissism and self absorption among people aged 13-70.

"There's a narrative in our culture that generations are getting more and more narcissistic, but no one has ever looked at it throughout generations or how it varies with age at the same time," said William Chopik, associate professor of psychology at MSU and lead author of the study told Science Daily.

The psychologists at MSU found that baby boomers are the MOST sensitive and self-centered generation.

“One of the most surprising findings was that – also contrary to what many people think – individuals who were born earlier in the century started off with higher levels of hyper-sensitivity, or the type of narcissism where people are full of themselves, as well as willfulness, which is the tendency to impose opinions on others. There isn’t much data on older generations, but now that Baby Boomers are aging into that phase of life, it’s a huge part of the population that we need to be looking at.”

And, quote, "They're not open to criticism."

That sounds like me. Now get off my lawn!!

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